Joe is a training architect and writer from Manchester. His writing about his own city has been published by the tourist board in several languages and his zine 'Belle Vue' dishes out small printed nuggets of urban topophilia to proud Mancunians everywhere.
Maya Suess is the Managing Director of Flux Factory. She is a visual artist, educator and arts administrator. When not managing calendars, making lists and probing the depths of art and community with Fluxers she is making mischievous artistic entities of her own. Having worked in many areas of the arts including curation and programming, education, management, development and as an individual artist, she is well suited for wearing the many hats required in her position at Flux.
She was a longtime member and past Program Director of the Gowanus Studio Space and the 2015 Summer Program Manager for the Fire Island Artist Residency. She has worked as a professor and teaching artist for over a decade, and her work has been shown in Galleries, Cinemas and theatres in the United States, Canada, Mexico, France, Germany, Sweden, the UK and Japan. She produces videos and performances, and makes large scale drawings using colored pencils.
Growing up on a small island off the west coast of Canada she now calls the borough of Queens, NY home. She holds a BFA in Media Arts from Emily Carr Institute, and an MFA in contemporary performance from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada.